Paul Blackman

Paul Blackman dances and makes work through Jukstapoz co-founded with Christine Gouzelis

we cover:

  • how to feel what is needed
  • community
  • living expat life
  • leading a room of people through dancing

 

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Gabriel Comerford

Gabriel Comerford is an internationally experienced dancer and maker.

We cover:

 

  • self care as a dancer in process
  • identity
  • the power of live performance
  • manliness and associated mental health realities
  • learning and knowledge of the embodied

 

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Martyn Coutts

Martyn Coutts is an award winning Australian interdisciplinary artist concerned with ideas of the live, the interactive and the mediated body. we cover:

 

  • technology
  • his show field theory
  • being a generalist
  • dropping truth bombs
  • the role of a dramaturg
  • being heavy or light handed in creation
  • the use of artists to synthesize work from their experience vs sending a potential audience member to just have a direct experience.

 

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Thomas E S Kelly

Thomas E. S. Kelly is a proud Bundjalung and Wiradjuri man of Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. He studied at NAISDA Dance College and graduated in 2012. Thomas is an artist that works with multiple art forms which include choreography, dance, theatre, music composition, puppetry and teaching.

we discuss:

  • walking on stage
  • wollumbin/warning
  • toyota bundera
  • mentors
  • establishing artist?
  • multidisciplinary
  • mis:conceive
  • wants from choreography
  • what is not political?
  • if work can be “not indigenous enough”

 

Janine Proost

Janine Proost is a Dutch dance maker and performer based in Melbourne.

 

we cover:

  • femme
  • not dancing and dancing
  • the beyond is also the within
  • meditation
  • 5 layers of bodies
  • dancing and singing
  • the most expansive self also being the most intimate
  • awareness
  • reimbodying the feminine

 

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Chafia Brooks

Chafia Brooks is a Dance and Movement Specialist based in Melbourne Australia.

we cover:

  • pop icon dance class
  • being a woman and being a person of colour within western/white culture’s relationship with dance
  • making the decision
  • the power of movement

 

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Sarah Aiken (part 2)

Sarah Aiken is a Melbourne based performer, choreographer and teacher originally from Bellingen NSW. Sarah pursues an ongoing interest in how and what we value, utilizing dichotomies and clashes, aiming to create poignancy through absurdity.

 

we cover:

  • shifting focus from outcomes to process
  • a show as one version of the idea one is thinking about.
  • emotion inducing performance facilitating deeper thought or reflection
  • multiplicity – facts being not stationary
  • balancing non-authoritarianism with one’s agenda
  • some things are issues for many people but doesn’t mean that it has been thought about
  • that all things are paid for even if you are not the one who has earnt it

 

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